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The Crimson Axe is a rare Hardmode enemy that only spawns in the Underground Crimson. It hovers and spins before flying at the player, traveling through any blocks to reach them.

Crimson Axe
Crimson Axe.png
Type Flying Enemy
Environment Underground Crimson
AI Type Flying Weapon AI
Damage 80 / 160 Desktop versionConsole version
Max Life 200 / 400 Desktop versionConsole version
Defense 18
KB Resist 60% / 64 Desktop versionConsole version
Immune to: Poisoned.pngVenom.pngOn Fire!.pngCursed Inferno.pngShadowflame.pngConfused.png
Crimson Axe Banner.png
Coins 10 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Meat Grinder.png
Internal NPC ID: 179

The Crimson Axe is immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, Venom, Shadowflame, Confused, and Cursed Inferno debuffs.


  • Crimson Axes cannot spawn if the player is standing in front of housing Walls.
  • Like most other Crimson enemies, Crimson Axes can only spawn on Crimson grass, Crimstone, Crimsand, and Red Ice Blocks.
  • Due to a glitch, the Crimson Axe does not inflict the Cursed debuff. However, it is still able to drop the Nazar.


  • It shares the same sprite as the Blood Lust Cluster. Unlike the tool, the Crimson Axe sports a distinct red glow along its outline.

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 Desktop version
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